Schumer: Democrats Will 'Strongly' Unite Behind Nominee, Even If They're A Socialist
Chuck Schumer says party will be 'focused like a laser' on defeating Trump
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) declared that Democrats would be united behind the eventual nominee, even if they're a socialist, hinting it may well be Bernie Sanders.
Speaking at a joint conference with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Schumer dismissed the notion that the party would implode if a “Democratic socialist” wins the nomination.
Schumer added the party would be “focused like a laser” on defeating President Donald Trump.
“Primaries are primaries, and they're always lots of sturm and drang,” Schumer emphasized.
“You will see in a few months Democrats will be strongly united together, and we will be focused like a laser on beating Donald Trump," he added.
"The enthusiasm that you last saw in 2008 to elect Barack Obama you will see among Democrats this summer and fall to get Donald Trump out of office.”
The Senator was seemingly referring to claims that fewer Democratic voters are turning out to cast ballots in the primaries.
Fewer ballots were cast for Sanders in both Iowa and New Hampshire than were cast in 2016, which had some Democrats asking if there really is the motivation among the anti-Trump “resistance” to see him lose 2020.
But if Sanders does the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, moderates may stay home or vote for Trump.
But if Sanders does not, the question is would his supporters jump the chasm to back a more moderate Dem nominee.
MSNBC faced a backlash from sanders' supporter for being “antagonistic” towards the candidate.
Anchor Chris Matthews referred to Sanders supporters “digital brown shirt brigade” in a segment that aired last week.
It now seems that Schumer is trying to see the positives amid the dismal set of numbers for Democrats.
The news comes almost a week after Pelosi ripped President Trump's State of the Union speech, which saw even hardened Democrats refuse to continue voting for the party.
According to a recent poll, two-thirds of all registered voters expect President Trump to win the election.
The Monmouth University poll released Tuesday found that Republicans are more enthusiastic about the coming elections than Democrats.
Which probably isn't a surprise to many.